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The Batman: Q & A

Batman finds himself in a battle with a criminal who goes by the name of "Cluemaster." Batman must now stop Cluemaster from getting the ultimate revenge on those who did him wrong.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 108
Airdate: Saturday November 20th, 2004


Alternate Airdates:

United Kingdom Apr 03, 2005

  • Currently 7/10
7/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
Fred Willard
voiced Ross Darren
Recurring
Kath Soucie
voiced Yelena Klimanov / Young Artie
Recurring
Edie McClurg
voiced Mrs. Brown
Glenn Shadix
voiced Cluemaster
Udo Kier
voiced Herbert "Bert" Ziegler
Episode Notes
Ms. Vintrup makes a cameo appearance in this episode. Ms. Vintrup was in the episode "Call of the Cobblepot."



Episode Quotes
Alfred: Arthur Brown was undefeatable.
Bruce: And obnoxious.

Mrs. Brown: Are you one of Artie's friends?
Batman: Uh ... yes.
Mrs. Brown: My, you're a big one.



Episode Goofs
If Cluemaster is telling the truth about his diet, he shouldn't be alive right now. He would have died of a heart attack or severe diabetes years ago.

How could Cluemaster walk over to the Batman? Due to his body type and his weight, he should have either broken his legs or hips.

In the beginning teaser, we see Cluemaster driving a garbage truck. Due to his bulk, he should not have been able to drive it.

During Yelena's chess match, she claims to be moving her bishop, though the type of move that she is doing is impossible for a bishop to do.

The way that the checker board is set up at the end of the episode leaves no possibility for Alfred or Bruce to win.



Cultural References
Visual: The Getaway Car

The getaway car that Cluemaster's henchmen use to escape with looks like the getaway car used in the movie "The Italian Job (1969)."

Visual: The Batmobile coming through the fake bus's side.

This scene is a reference to the show "Knight Rider"



Analysis
Batman: Knight takes Bishop.

When Batman says this, he's making a reference to himself. In the comic books and other pop culture, Batman is referred to as "The Dark Knight." Batman, however, has yet to gain that name in this show's continuity.



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerAlan Burnett  |  Sander Schwartz
Supervising ProducerMichael Goguen  |  Duane Capizzi
ProducerJeff Matsuda  |  Glen Murakami  |  Linda M. Steiner
Associate ProducerKimberly Smith
MusicThomas Chase
Story EditorDuane Capizzi
Production SupervisorToshiyuki Hiruma  |  Roland Poindexter  |  Howard Schwartz (2)  |  Margaret Dean
Voice DirectorGinny McSwain
Production ManagementAndy Lewis (1)
Based On The Works OfBob Kane
Main Title ThemeThe Edge
Executive In Charge Of ProductionSam Register  |  Tramm Wigzell
Casting AdministratorLiz Carroll
Casting DirectorGinny McSwain  |  Michael Hack (1)
 
Warning: The Batman season 1 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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